Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

Culture, Media & Sport

On 15th December Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox company officially lodged its £11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky TV. Since then I have received over 200 emails from constituents wishing to register their concerns and calling for the bid to be referred to Ofcom.
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Murdoch Bid to Take Control of Sky

On 15th December Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox company officially lodged its £11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky TV. Since then I have received over 200 emails... Read more

Campaign group 38 Degrees recently asked its members to contact their MPs to raise their concerns about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in betting shops. I agree that these machines can ruin lives and that action is overdue. I have long been concerned by the large number of betting shops in the constituency, particularly on and around Deptford High Street.

Evidence suggests that FOBTs are highly addictive and that their high-speed nature makes them particularly addictive to problem gamblers. Disappointingly, in July 2015 the Government rejected proposals from over 90 local councils to reduce the maximum stake on FOBTs from £100 to £2.

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Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Campaign group 38 Degrees recently asked its members to contact their MPs to raise their concerns about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in betting shops. I agree that these machines... Read more

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